Therapeutic mediation utilizes the problem-solving and negotiating skills developed for standard mediation cases while incorporating a therapeutic outlook. By evaluating cases from a psychological and sociological standpoint, therapeutic mediation gives parties the opportunity to evaluate their present situation and look toward transformation that will be beneficial for everyone involved. A mediated agreement signifies the cooperation of all parties involved and may be legally binding if they so desire. Because of the emotionally charged state of family conflict, therapeutic mediation is especially valuable in ongoing relationships such as dissolution, blended families, parent/child conflicts, estate and elder care disputes, conciliation, and child abuse cases. By fostering an understanding of the long-term effects conflict may have on children and other family members, developing appropriate coping skills, and utilizing healthy bargaining techniques, this model of mediation may allow families to maintain peaceful relationships despite numerous obstacles.
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